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    Posted: 02 Nov 2010 at 5:31am
Anyone on here got some?

Got my first 2 there on saturday doing 71kmph on a 50kmph road. Was raging that they were there as it was a fairly straight road about 800m long and just between two sets of lights

Just find it a bit stupid that the limit was only 50 on the road when some country roads are 80kmph etc

For anyone who knows it, it was the road behind the Beacon in Sandyford on the way to Clonskeagh
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Think its around 3years for them to be gone.

There were two lads doing the speed checks and one was the spits of this lads
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I have 3 points (UK).......from two years ago.....was only doing 45 in 40 mph area........that said as my car has "a rake of horses" and I drive 20k miles pa ,I'll say I'm happy to have just 3

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some of the speed limits are ridiculous the road at the back of the dundrum town centre being 50 and its a long straight wide road and they are always on it and then the tallaght bypass at the spawell being 60 that is a joke and they are always there too then you go down the country and all them windy little roads where most of the fatalities happen are 80-100, another place i have seen them is on the m50 going southbound just before the redcow exit
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the places they do the speed checks are ridiculous, its nothing to fo with safety its just to catch you out.

Always on the road at the end of the M50 towards clare hall. A long straight road just as you come off the motorway and the limit is 60kph.
At the end of the M! it goes from 100 to 80 to 50 over a short space and that always are catching people in a spot were they can't be seen Angry
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There is gonna be a lot more points dished out when the private speed cameras are fully operational

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/private-firm-to-set-speed-traps-at-600-collision-blackspots-2149425.html

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Where I live down a country lane well sort of the limit is 80KM I tell yer you would want to have a death wish at that speed .
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Originally posted by bhob bhob wrote:

Anyone on here got some?

Got my first 2 there on saturday doing 71kmph on a 50kmph road. Was raging that they were there as it was a fairly straight road about 800m long and just between two sets of lights


Got my first two last summer doing 61kph in a 50 zone and like your story; on a main drag road and just as I'd gotten to the top of a hill. Doesn't everyone accelerate going up a hill?

I didn't really mind the fine as it has thought me to treat the entire city now as a 50 zone, but getting penalty points as well was very annoying. Especially, when I heard of some people getting the same amount of points for doing speeds like 150kph in an 80 zone.

Some dual carraigeways have a myraid of speed limits stretching from 50KPH through 60/80/100. I really wish they would standardise these.
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Originally posted by The Saint The Saint wrote:

the places they do the speed checks are ridiculous, its nothing to fo with safety its just to catch you out.

Always on the road at the end of the M50 towards clare hall. A long straight road just as you come off the motorway and the limit is 60kph.
At the end of the M! it goes from 100 to 80 to 50 over a short space and that always are catching people in a spot were they can't be seen Angry
 
Dead right. You never see them on roads where people actually get killed. They are hiding where the speed limit changes and nail people just to say "look at all these penalty points we are dishing out, we're doing our job its not our fault people are getting killed". Its how I got my 2 penalty points. Absolutely no danger in the speed I was doing on the straight stretch of road I was on. Typical lazy cops. Angry
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Here's a link to where the speed cameras are:
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Gavintheslob Gavintheslob wrote:

some of the speed limits are ridiculous the road at the back of the dundrum town centre being 50 and its a long straight wide road and they are always on it and then the tallaght bypass at the spawell being 60 that is a joke and they are always there too then you go down the country and all them windy little roads where most of the fatalities happen are 80-100, another place i have seen them is on the m50 going southbound just before the redcow exit
 
I got done there last year, foocking ridiculous it is, you'd be over the limit freewheeling down that hill.
 
I've 8 points now, have to drive like a granny for the next year before any of my points come off.
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Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:

Where I live down a country lane well sort of the limit is 80KM I tell yer you would want to have a death wish at that speed .
 
Absolutely murph. Stretches of the N59 out to my granddad's would be suicide to drive the speed limit. There is a crazy stretch of road from Letterfrack to Clifden too that is classed as a national road and so has too high a speed limit for the conditions IMO Confused
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Originally posted by Ireland4ever Ireland4ever wrote:

Originally posted by Gavintheslob Gavintheslob wrote:

some of the speed limits are ridiculous the road at the back of the dundrum town centre being 50 and its a long straight wide road and they are always on it and then the tallaght bypass at the spawell being 60 that is a joke and they are always there too then you go down the country and all them windy little roads where most of the fatalities happen are 80-100, another place i have seen them is on the m50 going southbound just before the redcow exit
 
I got done there last year, foocking ridiculous it is, you'd be over the limit freewheeling down that hill.
 
I've 8 points now, have to drive like a granny for the next year before any of my points come off.
 
8!!! Wow thats a lot, how much is your insurance do you mind me asking?
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Originally posted by the_walls the_walls wrote:

Originally posted by Ireland4ever Ireland4ever wrote:

Originally posted by Gavintheslob Gavintheslob wrote:

some of the speed limits are ridiculous the road at the back of the dundrum town centre being 50 and its a long straight wide road and they are always on it and then the tallaght bypass at the spawell being 60 that is a joke and they are always there too then you go down the country and all them windy little roads where most of the fatalities happen are 80-100, another place i have seen them is on the m50 going southbound just before the redcow exit
 
I got done there last year, foocking ridiculous it is, you'd be over the limit freewheeling down that hill.
 
I've 8 points now, have to drive like a granny for the next year before any of my points come off.
 
8!!! Wow thats a lot, how much is your insurance do you mind me asking?
 
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Originally posted by Max Power Max Power wrote:

I'm banned off the road at the minute, got stopped at a checkpoint the morning after a night out. 2 years off the road for driving with a hangover
 
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